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In that picture he looks quite well for 103!

Idc if I only live to 70 or 110 personally. I just want to feel good while doing it. I'm 5'9 ~155lbs and not a smoker and I feel pretty good. I eat fast food here and there but for the most part I try to eat cleanly. Organic when possible but I'm not going to bust the bank on a 8 dollar bag of grapes that won't fill me up. Ya feel me? :-P
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Unlike stupid people, I'm smart enough to learn from other people's mistakes. I think I'll continue to eat meat every now and then, when I have the money at least.
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Fourteen sausages though...

Honestly though, after having gone vegetarian for 3 days straight recently, "tasty food" is a drug. Your body craves it, but if you detox yourself, your body won't even look for it...

I think the proper medium is... be vegetarian, avoid processed foods, and once a week, treat yourself to a meat/junk food dinner like pizza or steak or something like that.


Or just... you know... cook things properly, don't eat fast food, eat too much of a single type of food group, exercise to some extent.

You can eat meat every day along with all the other important food groups and as long as you're preparing things as they should be the vegetarian next to you isn't going to be any better off.

I get what you're saying though.


Well no, eating meat, whether cooked, raw, or overcooked has been linked to causing cancer and other diseases. So yes vegetarians who get their protein are better off than people who eat meat.


Not to seem flippant--because the point you raise does seem to have some supporting evidence--but I think that there are just too many other ways to develop cancer to make it worthwhile to abstain from meat. Pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables, exhaust emissions, second-hand smoke, water contaminants, the lovely efforts of local government to control mosquito populations. . .and these few come immediately to mind. Might as well enjoy a good burger occasionally--the cancer you eventually develop was probably caused by your downstairs neighbor's smoking habit. . .
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I'll never give up meat.



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He has great skin for his age.
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What a drama queen. It's just food. Next you're going to regret having never done crack or something.


just food?...JUST FOOD!?!?!? no, it is not just food. it is an experience that can bridge societies and break down barriers. to live your whole life without eating meat is akin to living your whole life speaking without ever using vowels.


Yes yes. I liked shokugeki no souma as much as the next guy, but seriously it's just food.


seriosly, it isn't. what i said was true.
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Rujikin wrote:

I typically eat chicken/turkey/fish and rarely eat beef. It just tastes better for some reason. Deer is also amazing if you can get your hands on some.


whaaat venison is super easy to come by son. i grew up eating the stuff. just get a rifle or a bow and go into the woods actually these days the deer ain't even scared they're out in the cities too. eating our gardens
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Sogno- wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

I typically eat chicken/turkey/fish and rarely eat beef. It just tastes better for some reason. Deer is also amazing if you can get your hands on some.


whaaat venison is super easy to come by son. i grew up eating the stuff. just get a rifle or a bow and go into the woods actually these days the deer ain't even scared they're out in the cities too. eating our gardens


Then I have to rip out their organs >.< fucking disgusting.
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A MAN who extended his life span by avoiding processed meats bitterly regrets having done so, it has emerged.

103-year-old Roy Hobbs never ate sausages, bacon or black pudding apart from a one-off fried breakfast which he admits was mind-bendingly delicious.

He said: “I am over a century old, partly because I’ve exercised extreme self-control when it comes to my base desire for meat.

“Many times I’ve been tempted. One time in Birmingham train station I actually bought a burger and raised it to my salivating mouth, but never took a bite.

“Only once, while staying in a corporate hotel for work, did I succumb to a frantic bout of pleasure with a full breakfast buffet. I had fourteen sausages. Afterwards I lay on my bed for two and a half hours, sweaty but elated.”

Hobbs admitted that, despite living to an impressive age, he still thinks about meat with a sense of regret: “I am old now, and frankly it is shit. But it’s too late to eat a steak because I have no teeth.

“If I could I would appear to my younger self as an apparition and say ‘eat burgers, and meat pies too’. But in a deep ghost-y voice so that it sounded convincing.”

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/it-wasnt-worth-it-says-103-year-old-vegetarian-20151027103301


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This article is a lie.
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Thing is whats the point of living much past 60?Things go fast downhill from there.


Let's ask you that same question again on your 60th birthday. I'm sure you'd come up with something.



Who knows if ieven live to 60?world is very unsure place to say the least . It's just that i take care of elderly people and their last years tend to be....gloomy and depressing so to say. Things you used to be able to do,now you can't do many of those. Feeling of being a burden on others. Good medical care has given us new problem:what to do with people who live to 100 and beyond? Sure there is good things about being old....grandchildren and pensions to say a few.
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Thing is whats the point of living much past 60?Things go fast downhill from there.


Let's ask you that same question again on your 60th birthday. I'm sure you'd come up with something.



Who knows if ieven live to 60?world is very unsure place to say the least . It's just that i take care of elderly people and their last years tend to be....gloomy and depressing so to say. Things you used to be able to do,now you can't do many of those. Feeling of being a burden on others. Good medical care has given us new problem:what to do with people who live to 100 and beyond? Sure there is good things about being old....grandchildren and pensions to say a few.

That's because you've been around the frail types. I've known some to be healthy or healthy enough to remain independent up until the day they die or the very last 3 years. My grand parents and great grandparents lived until their 80s to 90s. Great grandmother had been jumping over the neighbours' fence to steal some fruit a few days before she died. That wasn't what killed her. She got the fruit she wanted but later on she collapsed and died. She was in her 90s.

When I was in my teens I met a lady who I'd thought was in her 50s. She commented that it was soon to be her birthday. Grandmother said she'd get her a card so asked how old the lady would be. This woman casually said, oh I'm going to be 100. Everyone was shocked . This woman said her little brother was in his 70s but looks more like his 30s. Oh and unlike the OP's fake story they weren't vegetarians.

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Jan- wrote:





Thing is whats the point of living much past 60?Things go fast downhill from there.


Let's ask you that same question again on your 60th birthday. I'm sure you'd come up with something.



Who knows if ieven live to 60?world is very unsure place to say the least . It's just that i take care of elderly people and their last years tend to be....gloomy and depressing so to say. Things you used to be able to do,now you can't do many of those. Feeling of being a burden on others. Good medical care has given us new problem:what to do with people who live to 100 and beyond? Sure there is good things about being old....grandchildren and pensions to say a few.

That's because you've been around the frail types. I've known some to be healthy or healthy enough to remain independent up until the day they die or the very last 3 years. My grand parents and great grandparents lived until their 80s to 90s. Great grandmother had been jumping over the neighbours' fence to steal some fruit a few days before she died. That wasn't what killed her. She got the fruit she wanted but later on she collapsed and died. She was in her 90s.

When I was in my teens I met a lady who I'd thought was in her 50s. She commented that it was soon to be her birthday. Grandmother said she'd get her a card so asked how old the lady would be. This woman casually said, oh I'm going to be 100. Everyone was shocked . This woman said her little brother was in his 70s but looks more like his 30s. Oh and unlike the OP's fake story they weren't vegetarians.



Well i have been round frail types because its my job to take care of the frail types. Yeah there are healthy types and ihope there would be more of those so my workload would lessen. And people would be happier in general. Sorry to hear about your loss of your grandparents though,my condolences.

I am conjuctering that those siblings have so called "youth" genes that impact the rate of body aging. But thats not only thoing that affects it though;what kind of life you lead too is an important question. And against popular idea,you don't have to be vegetarian to live long healthy life. Moderation is the key.
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